Into the Fog {Issaquah Family Portraits}

We were rather fortunate to have some beautiful weather in December. However, with the sunshine comes morning fog! I think it added such a great element to this family’s portrait session. We started outside and went for as long as the kids could tolerate the cold. I love this shot of mom and dad with Baby Sis. She’s at that stage where she loves standing proud, even if it means a little support from mom.

Big Brother was all smiles, but he wanted to have his bike in the shot. I have learned to go with a child’s suggestion, they are often right! I think he was spot on with this one. He shows how he’s independent right now, but the rest of the family is nearby cheering him on!

We also had a fun time on the swings. She is one happy baby.

And of course, another shot of a mom and her baby girl.I think they will both cherish this shot for years to come.

It was such a pleasure getting to know your family. I adore both of your children. I am excited to watch them grow up!

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Making Stone Soup {Kirkland Family Portraits}

This family was one of the most interesting families I captured this holiday season! We met at the Kirkland Marina, where we had all kinds of adventures. The kids were quite the characters, with great imaginations and beautiful smiles. Their dad, however, did admit that he thought having his picture taken was literally painful. You can’t tell by this beautiful image of the family, though!

I love pictures of a mom and her kids. I think this little boy agreed with dad, it can be rough getting your picture taken! I think this picture tells such a great story, with big sister smiling beautifully, while younger brother makes funny faces making mom laugh!

We did get more serious shots of younger brother….

and fun shots of big sister!

These last two are a few of my favorite moments from the day. This was a quiet one towards the end of the shoot.

But then the kids found this rock that looked like a bowl, where they took to the task of making soup! It reminded me of the story “Stone Soup” from when I was a kid. My husband had no idea what I was talking about, but I looked it up and sure enough, it is an old folk story!

Thank you for braving the cold and spending the morning with me! Your children are so beautiful and full of spirit. I had a wonderful time capturing them. I hope it wasn’t too painful for dad!

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A Holiday Affair {Seattle Family Portraits}

Another one of my favorite families (Milo’s too!) is featured in today’s post! When they asked me to capture not only their immediate family but the extended family for her mom’s birthday I was so excited. It was so much fun getting to know her family and put faces with names. For this post, I’m going to focus on Baby B, because she was so adorable in her red Christmas dress. 

I just love this picture in front of the tree. The colorful lights from the tree provide a great backdrop, while you can’t get enough of her face! I love that mischievous look!

Mom and Dad wanted to capture her with her fingers in her mouth since that is a big detail in her life right now. I guess it is a trademark that her auntie used to do when she was Baby B’s age!

I had to include this last photo of Baby B’s aunt and uncle and their babies! I love how one is interacting with daddy!

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From 3 to 4 – Part II {Newborn Portraits}

As promised, I’d like to introduce you to a handsome young man, Baby E! I first met him in the hospital just hours after he was born. He was so handsome. Even my little Milo thought so. Once mom and baby were comfortable at home we did his newborn session. We had a little fun since Christmas time was nearing. We had a special delivery from Santa!

His mommy also wanted to document his growth like I have been doing with Milo. For Christmas Milo got his new friend a giraffe just like his sheepy! I think that the giraffe is actually a little smaller than sheepy, because he barely fit. But it is still such a cute photo!

Although he was awake for most of the session, Baby E finally fell asleep with mommy. This shot is so precious. It may be my favorite.

Congratulations on your newest addition. He is so sweet and beautiful. I’m excited to capture him as he grows in the years to come.

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From 3 to 4 – Part I {Snoqualmie Maternity Portraits}

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great holiday season. Things around my house were so crazy, with it being Milo’s first Christmas, and the photography business being booked solid. Despite it getting pretty hectic at time, I could not feel more blessed. Milo’s first Christmas was a complete success. I will share pictures soon!

I want to start the year off with a couple of sessions that are close to my heart! This family is one of my favorites. I have known mom since high school, and it has been wonderful watching her family grow from one to two to three, and now to four! After Thanksgiving we did their maternity session at her mom’s home in North Bend. It was the perfect location. I just loved the woods and the feeling created by the surroundings. And their little girl is just too cute! I can hardly believe that I was taking her “in the belly shots” just over 2 years ago. Now look at her, a proud sister-to-be here!

Mom and Dad are so amazing. They make sure to take time for themselves. They even took a “baby-moon” before this baby arrived. So I knew I had to focus on just the two of them as well.

We also wanted to recreate a couple of the shoots they did for their first maternity session. This was one of my favorites!

This next one shows how fun mom is! She climbed up onto this huge log with her boots on. I’m pretty sure dad was a little nervous watching!

Thank you for letting me continue to capture your family. I love you all so much, it is quite the honor to be a part of so many special memories!

Stay tuned for Part II, tomorrow, where we introduce you to their newest addition!

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Merry Christmas from Milo

This will be my last post of the year! I’m taking time to catch up, spend with my boy, and am even working on redesigning my website/blog/packaging. 2012 is going to be a great year for Neyssa Lee Photography. I am so excited to share it with everyone, so stay tuned! If I captured your family in late 2011, don’t worry. You’ll be on the blog next year!

Merry Christmas! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. I can’t even begin to explain how special it was to share Milo’s first Christmas with family and friends. Derek and I are so lucky to have such an amazing group of people who love and support us as we raise our first child! Last week, Milo turned 9 months old (sniff, sniff). This has been the most exciting past few weeks yet. We did so many festive things to celebrate the season. Milo enjoyed Christmas shopping for all of his loved ones. Just a couple of days ago he discovered how to crawl. He isn’t a pro yet, but if he really wants to get something, he will take off after it! He also spent Christmas morning learning that wrapped presents are the perfect size to pull yourself up. He managed to pull himself up to standing. My boy is getting so big. I will share a few pictures from the busy weekend early next year, but I thought I’d end the year with a few pictures from his 9 month session!

We will start with the traditional sheepy picture. This image captures him at this moment exactly – off in the background trying to get into the presents!

If you haven’t heard of esty.com you have to check it out! I found this beautiful santa hat custom-made for my little guy’s big head from Crochet2Love1. Beckie was so great and even had the hat ready in time for the holidays for me! If you are looking for a little hat for your cutie, I would highly recommend her site!

Milo, however, wasn’t sure about the hat. It was so soft and adorable, but as with most hats, he found that it was more fun taking it off his head! So, I gave him something he’d enjoy playing with even more – a Christmas present!

He just loves his daddy so much. Derek was playing peek-a-boo with him. I love that smile!

And here comes the mobile baby!

Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year! We will see you soon!

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Extended Family – Take II {Bellevue Family Portraits}

A few weeks ago, I introduced you to this family. Well, they decided to do a second session, this time when dad’s family was in town. It was a great little get together! We started with the entire group, and what a great shot we got!

Here we have the proud auntie and the most adorable little pumpkin!

And then we did some of her with mom and dad. You know I love a kissing shot! (And from the picture, I think this little girl does too!)

Big sister was so funny! She was also a little curious about who was looking down at her with a big camera.

Once the little ones were done with pictures, we took time to get a shot of mom and dad.

Thank you for entrusting all of your family photos to me this holiday season! I had a great time getting to know you and your beautiful girls.

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